Thank you, all.
01marc, that is a good looking bus, where is it located?
Musigenesis, I am too frightened to look at your build thread! Rust is scary. Maybe in the light of day tomorrow.
Peteg59, I would love any help figuring out what we may need. To answer your questions, as for mechanical abilities, none right now. Meh, I know. But I am reading every post on this site and hope to learn what’s needed for basic repair work/maintenance. Not going to be fixing the bus myself at the moment, however.
Budget is about 14k for a bus and build and hopefully a little savings for repairs.
Our plan is to find a bus short enough to street park with relative ease in the city we live in and big enough to seat 5 and sleep at least 2. I have two older stepsons and my daughter so we certainly need seats for 5 but stepsons will not be in the bus enough to warrant the headache of city parking a bus longer than 23 feet. And when they are it will be summer, So, one bed and tents and hammocks when it’s all 5. I am thinking a pull out bed in the back that has three seat belts and a passenger chair up front. A sink, two burner, fridge/cooler. Little wood stove would be nice if it fit.
I want to start from scratch or close to scratch as opposed to buying a converted bus as in the future I want to build a house and this bus will be a first build project for me.
Maybe this will be a choice I’ll regret.
Andrew’s bus is lovely and about what I’m thinking, with the pull out bed in back:
Would like to buy no later than late Spring of 2020.
That’s about all. Thank you for your time!
Ps, wonder if someone wants the job of picking up a bus and driving it back? Even, of finding the right bus in the first place?? Half kidding. This bit of settling on the right bus has me nervous! I guess that will pass as I learn more.